Enhance Your Curves with Breast Augmentation Surgery
If you are unhappy with the size of your breasts and would like to permanently enhance your curves, consider breast augmentation. Dr. Gregory T. Mesna is a skilled surgeon with years of experience performing breast augmentation at his Minneapolis, MN, practice. Dr. Mesna and his team work closely with his patients to determine if they are a good candidate for the procedure. Dr. Mesna will work closely with you in order to understand your aesthetic goals. This is a very important aspect of the treatment process, as it gives him the opportunity to fully grasp your needs, create the best surgical plan possible, and bring your vision to life. We provide two types of breast implants, as well as several incision methods and placement options to customize your procedure.
Planning Your Breast Augmentation
Your initial consultation and any pre-surgical appointments with Dr. Mesna are an essential part of your breast augmentation journey. During these appointments, Dr. Mesna will listen to your aesthetic goals, become familiar with your lifestyle, schedule, and budget, and any unique circumstances you might have. These visits are also the time when you will discuss breast augmentation cost. A certain number of patients can also benefit greatly from combining their breast augmentation into a breast lift with implants. This information can help Dr. Mesna guide you in selecting the best type of implants and other factors that will affect the cost of your treatment.
If you are aged 35 or older, you will be required to undergo a mammogram before your augmentation. It is important to have a normal mammogram result in order to undergo surgery because the procedure can aggravate unhealthy breast tissue. Be sure to obtain your mammogram a few months prior to your surgery to ensure the best results. If you are over 40 years old, you may also need to receive an EKG or blood tests to further ensure your health. These tests do not take long and are very important to the success of your breast augmentation. Dr. Mesna and his team can coordinate all tests with local specialists to maintain a streamlined treatment timeline.
Choosing Implant Size, Type, and Profile
During in-depth consultations with Dr. Mesna, you can discuss all of your goals and cosmetic concerns. He can explain all of your options when it comes to choosing your implants. Breast implants come in a range of profiles, sizes, shapes, and types. The best option for your needs will depend on your desire for volume, shape, or enhanced cleavage. Dr. Mesna can help you understand the various options and how each would look on your figure.
Which Type of Breast Implant Are Right for You?
Both saline and silicone implants are approved for breast augmentation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Each type offers unique benefits and aesthetic results. Fat transfer, also known as natural breast augmentation, can also achieve beautiful results and is often used to soften the appearance of implants. Dr. Mesna is vastly knowledgeable in the different types of implants and can help you discern the right type for your needs and goals.
Saline implants are made of a soft silicone shell that is filled with saline, or salt water. These implants are placed within your breasts before they are filled, ensuring a smaller incision. Saline implants are very safe and generally cost less than their silicone counterparts. There is no difference in the quality of surgical placement or quality, but many patients find that saline does not achieve the same life-like feel as silicone.
Dr. Mesna is vastly knowledgeable in the different types of implants and can help you discern the right type for your needs and goals
Silicone implants are also made from a silicone shell, but are instead filled with a viscous silicone gel. These implants are highly regarded for their ability to provide a lifelike appearance and feel, and when placed by Dr. Mesna, can last a long time. Patients who currently have minimal breast tissue can benefit greatly from the supportive nature of silicone. These implants are lighter than saline implants, which can prevent downward displacement over time and allow you to maintain a perkier, firmer look. Silicone implants also carry a lower chance of breakage, but can be more expensive than saline implants.
Types of Incisions
Since they are inserted empty, saline implants can be placed through a wide variety of techniques, including incisions around your nipple, beneath your armpit, and along your breast crease. Silicone implants are typically only inserted through larger incisions beneath the breasts or around your nipple. The type of incision technique you select can also depend in part on the amount of scarring you are comfortable with and your body type. Dr. Mesna works carefully to minimize visible scarring and can help you understand all of your options.
Placing the Implants
Breast implants can be placed above or below your pectoral muscles. Subglandular implants are placed above the pectoral muscles. This placement technique typically heals the fastest because fewer tissues are disturbed during surgery. Submuscular implants are placed completely or partially beneath the chest muscles. Although this requires a longer healing time, many patients believe that this placement method looks more natural. The right placement for you can depend on your build and the look you hope to achieve.
Considerations and Benefits
Dr. Mesna is fully prepared and has the experience and training necessary to place breast implants that result in aesthetic and enhanced breasts. He will use use advanced techniques to prevent infections, implant deflation for saline implants, as well as rippling of both saline and silicone implants. Dr. Mesna also practices conservative surgery whenever possible, and understands that the nipple has potential to lose its sensation after surgery. However, Dr. Mesna's precise and skillful hand can ensure a safe procedure that does not result in a loss of sensation in the nipple.
Despite possible drawbacks, many breast augmentation patients comment on the significant boost of self esteem they receive from this surgery. Augmentation can help you to achieve the silhouette and cleavage you have always desired. You can wear clothes that you were unable to before and feel more confident in your appearance. With Dr. Mesna's expert care, you can also rest assured that your results can compliment the rest of your features for long-lasting, natural-looking results.
Contact Us to Learn More
When you visit Dr. Mesna, our team can help you make the best decisions to boost your confidence in your appearance. Contact Mesna Plastic Surgery today to learn more and schedule a breast augmentation consultation.